Reader poll

Frater Jason has recently written comments about people learning more about our Constitution.

Should the blog start a series of posts that reprint the Constitution?

We deserve better

Brutus

8 Responses to Reader poll

  1. John Dungan says:

    I’d say that is entirely up to you. Anyone who is not acquainted with our Constitution by now can easily access it in any number of places.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of a Catholic Church I once visited where the priest spent most of the sermon berating parishioners for dropping attendance. Those sitting in the pews weren’t the problem. Brutus, the question you need to ask yourself is what do want your blog to do? Shine a light on the activities of our corrupt political class and their donor buddies or become a civics class? Most of your reader are informed enough to know the core points in the Constitution and where to look up what they are fuzzy on. From my perspective, reposting parts of the Constitution will make this blog a lot like that empty Catholic Church. Folks coming for a message stopped coming because the priest chose to spend his time on a topic they didn’t come to church to hear about.

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    • frater jason says:

      > Shine a light on the activities of our corrupt political class and their donor buddies or become a civics class?

      This is a really good point.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Any person who carries a phone has the Constitution in their pocket if they are not too lazy to bookmark it. If you have to spoon feed the Constitution to your audience in small doses, you might want to try for a new audience. If you want to make it easy for people to refer to it, just post the following link in the right column of your page and keep it there.

    https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript

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  4. Judy Maddox says:

    Might not be bad idea. People think we live in democracy not a REPUBLIC

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    • Anonymous says:

      Well if you want to get technical, we live in a democratic republic built on a representational form of government. Madison was fearful of democracy. I am more fearful of the representatives, most of whom use their position for power and personal gain. People are so wrapped up in partisan bickering that they refuse to admit that both constituent groups are getting screwed. The politicians have us right where they want us.

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  5. Dan Wever says:

    When 9 of the supposedly smartest lawyers in the world vote 5-4 on many decisions are we supposed to learn something about the Constitution from the people on this blog? 🙂

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    • frater jason says:

      “… posts that reprint the Constitution” do not necessarily require us to learn or teach constitutional law. Good thing, as I am spectacularly unqualified for such things.

      It might act as a reminder of the principles by which our federal govt was designed, and encourage discussion of our faithful following (or wanton disregard) of that design.

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